Search continues for suspect in attempted rape at Prospect Park

Police are continuing to search for an attempted rape suspect in Prospect Park.

Police are continuing to search for an attempted rape suspect in Prospect Park. (8/23/16)

BROOKLYN - Police are still searching for a man accused of attempting to rape a jogger in Prospect Park back in April.

The NYPD says a 23-year-old woman was jogging inside the park around 5 a.m. when a man threw her to the ground, showed her a knife and threatened to rape her.

Police say the woman fought the attempted rapist but was cut on her finger in the attack. 

She was transported to Methodist Hospital and later released.

Police say the suspect ran away after the fight.

He is described as being 5 feet 10 inches to 6 feet tall, 180 to 190 pounds with short hair and a goatee. He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, black pants with white lettering on one pant leg, and black sneakers with white bottoms.

Surveillance video and composite sketches have also been released of the suspect. 

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS. 

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